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Old 11-08-2012, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Central Jersey - Florida
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what is it that people dislike? i am not exactly moved by him, but i don't know a great deal that offends me either. is it political stances/views, or something else?
Like I said above, read about all of his political shenanigans starting back when he 19 and the Musto caper.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:32 AM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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i don't see a lot of details on it. just some general bio stuff. overall, what he's done as u.s. rep and now senator, i don't see any big issues. i don't like everything he has done - but that's different than despising the guy.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:59 PM
 
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what is it that people dislike? i am not exactly moved by him, but i don't know a great deal that offends me either. is it political stances/views, or something else?
Well, I've met him in person a few times over the years when he was doing his election day handshaking thing in Hoboken Terminal and there's just something about him that skeeves me.

But for an actual reason with substance, a few years ago when a Dubai company bought out a Brit firm that was providing O&M services in the Jersey ports, Menendez was spewing all this moronic crap about how Bush was selling our port facilities to the Middle East; i.e., terrorists. He wasn't the only one twisting the story that way, but he was the only one who was my senator, and it just disgusted me. My annoyance had nothing to do with Bush one way or the other, but rather with someone who is supposed to be representing me taking the simple innocuous facts of a business transaction and trying to make it into something ridiculous for the sole reason to take a slap at a politician of the other party in the hopes that people were stupid enough to believe what he was saying. You know, stuff politicians do all the time.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:59 PM
 
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Well his name ends in "ez" so he got most of the hispanic vote and lord knows there are lots of hispanics in NJ (nothing wrong with that, my wife is hispanic) and secondly, people voted for him because he is a democrat and we all know how great democrats are.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:40 PM
 
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I voted for Obama & Menendez. I listened to him debate that zero Kyrillos and it was like a bear toying with a cub.

Menendez might get the VP nod in 2016. Especially if Christie & Rubio run together.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:02 PM
 
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Really people again you elected him
If the Republicans hadn't nominated Kyrillos, I might not have voted for Menendez.

However, when you nominate someone with social views that are more suited for the South than NJ as your candidate, you lose.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:25 PM
 
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I'll bet states like WV, MS, KY, etc. LOVE both Menendez and Lautenberg.

Neither one does anything to bring home more of the cash we NJ'ians send to Washington, DC.

We get back what, about 69 cents on the dollar? WHOOT!!!
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Cape Coral Fl /Randolph NJ
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I'll bet states like WV, MS, KY, etc. LOVE both Menendez and Lautenberg.

Neither one does anything to bring home more of the cash we NJ'ians send to Washington, DC.

We get back what, about 69 cents on the dollar? WHOOT!!!
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Cape Coral Fl /Randolph NJ
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I voted for Obama & Menendez. I listened to him debate that zero Kyrillos and it was like a bear toying with a cub.

Menendez might get the VP nod in 2016. Especially if Christie & Rubio run together.
Oh Lord save us all!!!
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Central Jersey - Florida
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Oh Lord save us all!!!
Agree, then he can practice his thievery on a national level.
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